Renault Nissan Automotive Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) has recently achieved a significant milestone, producing 2.5 million cars at its advanced manufacturing facility in Chennai. Over the course of 13 years, the plant has consistently manufactured an impressive average of 192,000 Renault and Nissan cars annually, equivalent to one car every three minutes. The facility has successfully rolled out 20 different car models for both Renault and Nissan.
Spread across an extensive 600-acre area in Oragadam, Chennai, the Renault Nissan plant has also been active in exports. More than 1.15 million vehicles have been shipped from Chennai’s Kamarajar Port Ltd (formerly Ennore Port Ltd.) to over 108 destinations, encompassing markets in the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, New Zealand, Australia, South-East Asia, SAARC countries, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Keerthi Prakash, Managing Director of RNAIPL, expressed pride in reaching the 2.5 million car milestone, attributing it to the manufacturing excellence and exceptional products created for customers in India and global markets. Prakash commended the hard work and dedication of the employees in achieving this remarkable feat. Looking ahead, RNAIPL plans to manufacture six new models, three each for Renault and Nissan, as part of the Alliance investment plan. The company is confident that these India-made cars will not only meet but exceed customer expectations.
Earlier this year, the Renault Nissan Alliance unveiled a $600 million / ₹5,300 crores investment in India, focusing on introducing new products and technologies while boosting production and R&D activities. The investment plan includes the production of six new vehicles, including two fully electric cars that will be manufactured at RNAIPL. These projects are expected to enhance overall plant utilization and secure employment opportunities for thousands of workers in the coming years.
Frank Torres, President of Nissan India, emphasized the company’s unwavering commitment to growth and the immense potential of manufacturing in India. He lauded RNAIPL’s dedication to producing best-in-class products, innovative technologies, and ensuring robust performance and safety, which have been appreciated by consumers in India and worldwide. Leveraging their new investment in India and global expertise, Nissan aims to introduce an exceptional lineup of products that will set new benchmarks for growth.